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Ekéus, Rolf

(Sweden, 1935- ) Diplomat, Former Director of UNSCOM Rolf Ekéus served the Swedish Foreign Ministry in several capacities, including on the delegation to the United Nations, and from 1978 to 1983, as a representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. It was this role and his involvement with various other disarmament committees and commissions [...]

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Pickering, Thomas R.

(United States of America, 1931 – ) Diplomat Ambassador Pickering had a diplomatic career which spanned for four decades. This included ambassadorships in Jordan (1974-1978), Nigeria (1981-1983), El Salvador (1983-1985), Israel (1985-1988), United Nations (1989-1992), India (1992-1993) and Russia (1993-1996). During his assignment as Permanent Representative to the United Nations, he played a critical role [...]

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Gallucci, Robert L.

(United States of America, 1946 – ) Academic, Diplomat Prior to being assigned as Deputy Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) overseeing the disarmament of Iraq, Robert Gallucci had an extensive career in foreign service, working at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research [...]

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Duelfer, Charles A.

(United States of America) Civil Servant Known for leading the Iraq Survey Group (ISG) that conducted investigation of the scope of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and releasing the final report on Iraq's purported WMD programs (the Duelfer Report), Charles A. Duelfer's career in national security agencies began working at the White House Office [...]

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Buchanan, Ewen

(United Kingdom, 1958 – ) Public Information Officer Dealing primarily in the issues of disarmament, arms control, non-proliferation and regional security issues, Ewen Buchanan served in the British Diplomatic Service from 1983 to 1993, in various postings, including London, Dhaka and Washington, DC. In 1995, he joined the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) under Security Council [...]

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Boothby, Derek

(United Kingdom) Former Director, UNDPA, Europe Division Derek Boothby joined the United Nations in 1978 as an arms control specialist in the Department for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). With prior experience from serving as a career officer in the British Royal Navy, he worked on issues of nuclear non-proliferation, conventional arms limitations and verification. In March [...]

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Blix, Hans

(Sweden, 1928 – ) Former Director General, IAEA Former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Dr. Hans Blix started first as a member of Sweden's delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, serving from 1961 to 1981. During his tenure, he was Head of Department at Sweden's Foreign Ministry, rising in 1976 to [...]

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Annan, Kofi

(Ghana, 1938 – ) Former Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan of Ghana was the seventh Secretary‑General of the United Nations (1997 to 2006).  A United Nations veteran, he was the first to make the transition from the ranks of United Nations staff to become the Organization’s Secretary-General, having been initially employed by the World Health Organization (WHO) [...]

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